WINNIPEG -- Former UMass Lowell goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves to backbone the Winnipeg Jets past the Boston Bruins, 4-3, on Thursday night.
Winnipeg 4 Boston 3
It was the third straight loss for the Bruins, who have been bitten by the injury bug recently.
Winnipeg (41-25-4), which has 86 points, broke out to a 2-0 lead in the opening period on goals by Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele, who finished with a goal and two assists.
But Boston (42-20-9) got on the board at the 17:23 mark of the first period when defenseman Charlie McAvoy netted his sixth goal of the season after a pass by David Krejci.
Bruins forward Jaokim Nordstrom tallied the lone goal of the middle period as the visitors tied the game, 2-2.
Sean Kuraly and Noel Accari set up the goal by Nordstrom.
Winnipeg scored the first two goals of the third period to go ahead 4-2. Defenseman Jacob Trouba scored on a rebound and then Nikolaj Ehlers made it a two-goal game with his 18th of the season.
Charlie Coyle made it a 4-3 game with his first goal as a Bruin with 2:56 left in regulation. Defenseman Zdeno Chara and Krejci were credited with assists.
It was only Coyle's second point in 10 games after being acquired by the Bruins from the Minnesota Wild. He previously had an assist.